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San Gandolfo Festival
The 7th Wednesday after Easter and the 3rd week end in September
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The Most Holy Crucifix
Starts May 1st
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La Sagra delle Nocciole (The Hazelnut Festival)
Always in August usually after the 15th, a moveable date

Lo Sfoglio
Late August

Santa Lucia
December 13


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Christmas Wishes

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 24 Dec 2020


Christmas Light Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for 2021.

Thank you for reading our blog and enjoying things Sicily.  I look forward to bringing more stories about Sicily in 2021.

I hope you get to enjoy planning future travel to Sicily. To travel again with ease and confidence is something I look forward to as no doubt you all do. 

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Buona Pasqua

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Mar 2018

  Buona Pasqua a tutti; Happy Easter everyone.   




Photo by L.Turrisi

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Sicilian Vistas

Posted by Suzanne on 15 Apr 2016


  'Touched by the goddess' Sicilian vistas are stirring and beautiful. The writer Francine Prose, in her book "Sicilian Odyssey", talks of the Sicilian landscape as being gifted by the goddess, "the golden hills, the turquoise coast, the warm sun, the stands of wild fennel and orange...'

She also speaks of Sicily being a land of  the "most extreme natural and made man splendor...'

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The Sicilian House in Rome: The joy of returning

Posted by Suzanne on 26 Jun 2015

The taxi pulled into the bay outside the fabulous Art Nouveau doors of our hotel in Rome’s Via della Penna just up from Valadier’s Piazza del Popolo; we were back at Hotel Locarno.

(I have been returning to Hotel Locarno for nearly 15 years. And, when I first started coming here the gracious Daniele ran the bar and we had not yet started our search for a house in Sicily.)

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